Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films

1. City of God (2002) City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
2. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
3. Elite Squad (2007) Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
4. Sei Lá (2014) Sei Lá (2014)
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Dir: Joaquim Leitão With: Paula Lobo Antunes, João Baptista, Tina Barbosa Comedy | Romance 110 mins.
5. From Beginning to End (2009) From Beginning to End (2009)
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Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
6. City of Men (2007) City of Men (2007)
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Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. Dir: Paulo Morelli With: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen Crime | Drama 106 mins.
7. Rio, I Love You (2014) Rio, I Love You (2014)
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janero. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs Drama | Romance
8. Adrift (2009) Adrift (2009)
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A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities. Dir: Heitor Dhalia With: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle Drama 97 mins.
9. Black Orpheus (1959) Black Orpheus (1959)
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A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Marcel Camus With: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance 100 mins.
10. Brazilian Western (2013) Brazilian Western (2013)
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Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and... Dir: René Sampaio With: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib Crime | Drama | Romance | Western 108 mins.